Local Patient Support Groups

There are regular as well as occasional local face to face patient support groups, not run by us, happening around the UK. Keep checking back to see if there’s one happening near you! These groups give patients and carers the opportunity to meet people in a similar situation nearby, make friends, offer support and give first hand information on local services.

If you know of a group that isn’t listed below, please contact us at lymediseaseuk@gmail.com

Barnet and Herts
Belfast – Northern Ireland
Brighton, Sussex
Bristol
Cardiff and South Wales
Cheltenham
Colchester
Cosham & Chichester
Devon & Cornwall
Dorset
Essex
Guildford
London
Manchester
Perthshire
Scotland
St Albans
Winchester
Worcester
Yorkshire

Barnet/Herts

For more information, please contact Alexandra: afelce84@gmail.com

 

Northern Ireland – Belfast

Join Facebook group Lyme Disease Support Group, Northern Ireland for information about meet ups.
For more details please join the Facebook group or email Suzanne at suziedavey@hotmail.com

Brighton, Sussex

Please email: lymeresearchuk@btinternet.com for more information.

Bristol

Please see the Bristol Lyme Friendship Facebook group for more information.

Cardiff and South Wales

Please see the Cardiff and South Wales Facebook group for more information.

Cheltenham

Please see the Cheltenham Facebook group for more information
Next meet up: For Cheltenham and Tewkesbury residents. 3pm, 15th September 2017. Meeting with Alex Chalk MP. See details here.

Colchester

Group based in Colchester, Essex. They have a website and a Facebook page
For more details, please email colchester.lyme@gmail.com

 

Cosham & Chichester

Meet ups arranged in Cosham or Chichester on an occasional basis. For more information, please  contact Jackie at niwle951@btinternet.com

 

Devon & Cornwall

Meet ups planned in different areas around Devon and Cornwall. For more information, please join the Lyme SW Facebook group.

Dorset

Please join the Lyme Disease Dorset Facebook group to find details of meet ups.

Essex

Please join the Lyme Disease in Essex Facebook group to find details of meet ups.

Guildford

Meet ups happen on the second Wednesday of alternating months – January, March, May, July, September, November.
They are held in the King’s Head, Quarry Street, Guildford, from 12 noon onwards. (Note: there is another King’s Head in Guildford) For more details, please contact Joanne at j.drayson@yahoo.com and put ‘Guildford Lyme meeting’ in the heading.
Next meet up: 13th September 2017

Inverness

We meet on the last Monday of the month at Nourish Café, Inverness. Please contact wendy@wunutrition.co.uk for more information.
Next meet up: 25th September 2017

London

See the the Facebook group for details.
Next meet up: Katina Makris free talk, 12th September 2017 – either in W3 or Central London (TBC). Register here!

 

Manchester

Fore more details, please contact Holly at hjreynolds21@gmail.com or join this Facebook group
Next meet up: Sunday 24th September, 11am, Matchstick Man, Capital Quay, Salford

Perthshire

For details, please contact Graham at grahamhgraham@btinternet.com

Scotland

To find out about meet ups happening in different areas of Scotland, please join this Facebook group

St Albans

For information and local support please see the St Albans facebook group
See more here

Winchester

At the Old Gaol House in Jewry Street, Winchester on the second Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October. 12pm onwards
For more details, please contact: hampshirelymedisease@gmail.com

Travel advice:
Pub is located here – http://goo.gl/maps/9LYRb

Train – Go to Winchester Station.  Exit the station and walk down to the traffic lights, walk down City Road to the next set of lights and turn right into Jewry Street. No more than a 10 minute walk.
Car – Park in one of the park & ride sites on the outskirts of the city and use the park and ride bus to get into the city centre – the bus stops near the junction of St George’s Street and Jewry Street – a short walk from the pub.
Car Alternative – if you need to park closer there are a number of car parks in the city centre.
Bus – Winchester Bus Station is at the bottom of the High Street near the Statue of King Alfred. You would need to walk up through the pedestrianised part of High Street to the Junction with Jewry Street and then turn right.

Yorkshire

The Well One Clinic runs informal meetings mostly for their own patients but not exclusively.  The clinic treats Lyme disease as well as ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  The support group meetings are on Wednesdays 2-4pm. It is advisable to contact the clinic in advance to check the group is running.

Swinemoor Lane, Beverley, HU17 0JX

http://www.welloneclinic.org.uk/